De Halve Maan Brugse Straffe Hendrik Brune

 
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Formerly brewed at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Brugge, Belgium

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
n the 80’s the interest for traditional regional beers increased. Véronique, daughter of Henri IV, launched a new special beer in 1981. It was a blond beer of high fermentation. The first time it was brewed it was for the inauguration of the Saint-Arnold statue in Bruges. Saint-Arnold is the patron of the brewers … However, the beer was a success and the Mayor asked for it to be served at receptions in the townhall. The beer was a bit stronger than other beers and that is why it got the appropriated name of ‘Straffe Hendrik’ (Strong Henri). In 1988 Riva NV took over the beer brand. Straffe Hendrik have been brewed by Riva in Bruges until 2002.

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3.9
jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2002
Plums and carbonation aroma. Ruby colour, light brown rocky head, fair lace. Sweet, caramel, port, thick. Long sweet, caramel and alcohol finish.

3.9
BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Reddish brown hue, thick consistent head formation. Fruit and clove aroma. Toffee/ Carmel flavor, with licorice in the finish and a mild coffe/chocolate. Slight spice in the finish. Gets much better as it warms but never really excites.

3.9
SteC (140) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2003 This is a good brunette, with a nice head, and a very smooth taste..........

3.9
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2003
Hazy dark amber colour. Aromas of cherries, plums and spice. Fruity taste with a strong cherry presence. Smoooth and delicious

3.9
JorisPPattyn (10122) - BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2003
Very dark chestnut, hazy. Thick yellow-brown head, quite stable. Very alcoholic nose, sweet liqueurish, portwine (BBd is passed!), walnut oil. Sweet taste, overlayed with heavy, perfumed notes of cigar leaf, bittersweet chocolate, vinous. Esters. Very filling, very alcoholic, but velvety. Very good try. Makes the blonde pale in more than one meaning.

3.9
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2005
A quality performer--and a more satisfying brew than the sister Blonde. Deep flavors, firm strength, moderate hoppiness. Best drunk in Brugge, perhaps at the brewery which does a first-rate tour.

3.9
sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
(Bottled, BBE 08/2009) Dark red-amber color with a large, foamy and tanned head. Lightly vinous, toffee-caramely-malty aroma. Slightly sweet-sour, earthy flavor of caramely malt, toffee, dried fruit, apples, candy. Hides the ABV quite well, but not completely - which is good. Medium to full-bodied, slicky palate with foamy, but soft carbonation. A quite complex, balanced and enjoyable strong ale. The best I’ve had in a while!

3.9
JayBaxter (406) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2006
Dark deep red with a soft creamy head,aroma is rich and dark ( belgian strong? reminiscent of a Trappist ) Flavour although rich and malty isn’t ,but still a good beer.

3.9
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2006
330 ml bottle. Dark liquid. Reddish in the light. Nice foamy head. Good carbonation. Caramel taste. Great belgian ale

3.9
fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
bottle, pours light brown, tall tan head. Light alcohol and honey sickle nose. Wow, complete shock and suprise. This is so good. Amazing carmel malt and fig turning into a light spice and yeasty finish. Lingers for a while with a light alcohol and some cinnamon heat. Moderately carbonated with a medium mouthfeel. Nice!


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